Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis
Scientists at the School of Medicine have identified a substance in the liver that helps process fat and glucose. That substance is a component of the common food additive lecithin, and researchers speculate it may one day be possible to use lecithin products to control blood lipids and reduce risk for diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease using treatments delivered in food rather than medication.